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Obesity is Associated with Brain's Neurotransmitters

March 4, 2015 | by Aalto University | Comments

Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain.

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Honoring a Pioneer in Fetal Surgery

March 3, 2015 1:08 pm | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Comments

Gross Prize from the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Recognizes N. Scott Adzick, M.D. as a World Leader in Fetal Surgery.

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Less Invasive Procedure Aids Infants with Head Shape Abnormalities

March 3, 2015 12:58 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

A new approach means more than three-fourths of infants with skull flattening related to sleep position can achieve a normal head shape without the need for helmet therapy.

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Application of Magnetic Force Enhances Laparoscopic Surgery

March 3, 2015 12:52 pm | by Vanderbilt University | Comments

Pietro Valdastri is convinced that the clever application of magnetic force can make minimally invasive surgery easier and more effective.

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Nurse Who Survived Ebola Sues Dallas Hospital System

March 3, 2015 12:33 pm | by Jamie Stengle, Associated Press | Comments

The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday.

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Google Glass Shows Promising Uses in Plastic Surgery

March 2, 2015 12:06 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

The "wearable technology" Google Glass has a wide range of possible applications in plastic surgery — with the potential to enhance surgical training, medical documentation and patient safety.

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Arrested 'Body Sculptor' Says Clients Chose Her Over Surgeons

March 2, 2015 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting" has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death.

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Cardinal Health Offers $1.94 Billion For J&J Business Unit

March 2, 2015 11:53 am | Comments

Cardinal Health is offering to buy a unit of Johnson & Johnson that makes heart devices for approximately $1.94 billion.

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Study: Participating in ACS NSQIP Provides Surgical Outcome Improvements Over Time

March 2, 2015 11:47 am | by American College Of Surgeons | Comments

A new study finds that the majority of hospitals in the program continue to see improvements over time.

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One in Three Women Could Be Spared Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery

February 27, 2015 12:53 pm | by St. Michael's Hospital | Comments

One in every three women undergoing a mastectomy could potentially be spared chronic post-operative pain if anesthesiologists used a regional anesthetic technique in combination with standard care, according to a new study.

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Study: Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout

February 27, 2015 12:47 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | Comments

Despite saving thousands of lives yearly, nearly half of organ transplant surgeons report a low sense of personal accomplishment and 40 percent feel emotionally exhausted, according to a national study on transplant surgeon burnout.

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Better Insurance Access Leads to More Hip, Knee Replacements Among Minorities

February 27, 2015 12:35 pm | by Boston University Medical Center | Comments

Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that the expansion of insurance coverage in Massachusetts increased the number of elective knee and hip replacement procedures by 4.7 percent, with greater increases among black and Hispanic patients.

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Chemo Before Operation Increases Likelihood of Breast Preservation

February 27, 2015 12:11 pm | by American College of Surgeons | Comments

Patients with larger malignant tumors of the breast who undergo chemotherapy before a breast cancer operation are more likely to opt for a breast-preserving procedure and forgo a mastectomy according to a new study.

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New Council Formed to Reduce Surgical Plume

February 27, 2015 12:05 pm | by International Council on Surgical Plume | Comments

A new non-profit council has recently formed with a mission to finally rid the world’s operating environments of surgical smoke plume once and for all.

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Call for Study on Anesthesia's Potential Risk to Babies

February 26, 2015 1:47 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers.

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Suit Filed Against Scope Maker in Superbug Infection

February 26, 2015 1:42 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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